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Short Reign of Pippin IV A Fabrication

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ISBN-10: 0143039466

ISBN-13: 9780143039464

Edition: 2007 (Revised)

Authors: John Steinbeck, Robert Morsberger, Katherine Morsberger

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A work of antic political satire from an American master In The Short Reign of Pippin IV, John Steinbeck turns the French Revolution upside down as amateur astronomer Pippin Hristal is drafted to rule the unruly French. Steinbeck creates around the infamous Pippin the most hilarious royal court ever: Pippins wife, Queen Marie, who might have taken her place at the bar of a very good restaurant; his uncle, a man of dubious virtue; his glamour-struck daughter and her beau, the son of the so-called egg king of Petaluma, California; and a motley crew of courtiers and politicians, guards and gardeners.
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/24/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286

In recent years Steinbeck has been elevated to a more prominent status among American writers of his generation. If not quite at the world-class artistic level of a Hemingway or a Faulkner, he is nonetheless read very widely throughout the world by readers of all ages who consider him one of the most "American" of writers. Born in Salinas County, California on February 27, 1902, Steinbeck was of German-Irish parentage. After four years as a special student at Stanford University, he went to New York, where he worked as a reporter and as a hod carrier. Returning to California, he devoted himself to writing, with little success; his first three books sold fewer than 3,000 copies. Tortilla…    

John Steinbeck(19021968), winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, achieved popular success in 1935 when he published Tortilla Flat. He went on to write more than twenty-five novels, including The Grapes of Wrathand Of Mice and Men. Robert Morsberger, a professor emeritus of English at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, is a Steinbeck specialist who edited Steinbecks screenplay Viva Zapatafor Viking/Penguin. Katharine Morsbergerhas taught at California State University, San Bernardino.